Victoria 325 for 6 (White 165, Harris 75, Fekete 4-48) beat Tasmania 214 (McDermott 97, Bailey 52, Siddle 3-23, Tremain 3-50) by 111 runs
Cameron White's career-best 165 off 154 balls - among the top ten highest scores in Australia's 50-over domestic tournament - underpinned Victoria's 111-run victory over Tasmania at the WACA. White's 130-run stand for the first wicket with Marcus Harris, who contributed 75, set Victoria on the path to 325 for 6. Seamers Peter Siddle and Chris Tremain then claimed three wickets each to spark a Tasmania collapse and secure Victoria's first win of the JLT Cup.
After choosing to bat, Victoria raced to 124 for 0 in 22 overs. Andrew Fekete made the breakthrough in the next over when he had Harris caught by Charlie Wakim. White then combined with Travis Dean and added 87 in 14.1 overs, driving the side past 200. Dean and Will Pucovski fell in successive overs, but White went onto bring up his century off 120 balls. After reaching the landmark, he kicked into higher gear and smashed five sixes in six overs, before being dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings. Fekete stood out with figures of 4 for 48 and was complemented by Jackson Bird who ended with 1 for 49. All the other Tasmania bowlers went at over six runs an over.
In reply, Tasmania lost Ben Dunk and Alex Doolan to Siddle and fell to 21 for 2 at the start of the seventh over. Opener Ben McDermott (97) and captain George Bailey (52) then fashioned a recovery of sorts, adding 103 for the third wicket. However, from 124 for 2, Tasmania careened to 214 all out. McDermott and Bailey were the only batsmen to pass 20 in the chase. It was White who wrapped up the win when he bowled No. 11 Riley Meredith for 2.